Yahia Badreddin al-Houthi

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Yahia Badreddin al-Houthi
Minister of Education
Assumed office
28 November 2016
President Saleh Ali al-Sammad
Prime Minister Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour
Personal details
Relations Abdul-Malik al-Houthi
Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi (brothers)
Religion Twelver Shia Islam
Military service
Allegiance Houthis
Battles/wars Houthi insurgency in Yemen

Sheikh Sayyid Yahia Badreddin al-Houthi (born c. 1965) is the political leader of the Zaidi rebels who are fighting against the government of Yemen, known as the Houthis.[1] He is a brother of current Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, late Houthi leader Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi and Abdul-Karim al-Houthi.

al-Houthi cosigned a letter to the Yemeni government with Abdullah al-Ruzami, the rebels' military leader, in May 2005 offering an end to the uprising if the government would send emissaries or ended the military campaign against the rebels. "But if injustice continues with killing, destroying, and imprisonment... then the trouble will not be solved, but will become more complicated and the gap will become even wider."[1] He was a Yemeni lawmaker but was forced to go into hiding after the Yemeni government lifted his parliamentary immunity to try him for his involvement in the Houthi rebellion, he was then tried in absentia[2] On 5 February 2010, he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. However, he did not go to jail as the Yemeni government had not captured him.[3]


  1. ^ a b Rebellion continues Archived 19 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Al-Ahram Weekly
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2010.